Proverbs 10:4

“He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Proverbs 10:4

Hee becommeth poore that dealeth with a slacke hand: but the hand of the diligent, maketh rich.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Poor is he who works with a negligent hand, But the hand of the diligent makes rich.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He becometh poor that worketh with a slack hand; But the hand of the diligent maketh rich.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He who is slow in his work becomes poor, but the hand of the ready worker gets in wealth.
- Basic English Bible

He cometh to want that dealeth with a slack hand; but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.
- Darby Bible

He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.
- Webster's Bible

He becomes poor who works with a lazy hand, but the hand of the diligent brings wealth.
- World English Bible

Poor [is] he who is working -- a slothful hand, And the hand of the diligent maketh rich.
- Youngs Literal Bible

He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand; but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Proverbs 10:4

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 10:4


10:2 Of wickedness - Such as are got by any sort of wicked practices. Death - Often from temporal, and always from eternal death.

10:5 Gathereth - The fruits of his field. In summer - In harvest. He that improved the opportunities of doing good to himself and others.

10:6 Violence - Their own violence or injustice. This may be an allusion to the ancient custom of covering the mouths and faces of condemned malefactors.


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